Monday, April 30, 2018

Big Diamond 358 Modifieds are Going "Topless" This Friday

For the first time ever, this Friday night at Big Diamond Speedway the mighty Mattera’s Electric and General Contracting 358 Modifieds will be going “Topless” as they compete in a 35-lap feature event with a $5000 first place prize awaiting the winner.

It should be a fun and interesting night for both the drivers and fans. Going “Topless” will give the fans a chance to get a view of their favorite drivers unlike they have ever had before. It will also be interesting to see if the removal of the roof and other panels will affect the handling of the cars and maybe give a chance to some teams who don’t normally get a chance to run near the front. Only time will tell, so come on out to Big Diamond this Friday, it should be a wild ride!

Rules for this event are: Door post, Roof and Windows must be removed. This will be a full points event. A draw will take place for the heat races and the feature will start heads up from the heats. All other Big Diamond Modified 358 rules apply. The feature event will start 24 cars.

The USS Achey Sportsman cars along with the Savage 61 Roadrunners and the No Sweat Service Group Street Stocks will run under normal rules and be a part of this first time ever event.

General Admission is $20, Seniors $18, Kids 11-12 are $10. Children 10 and under will be admitted free and Active Military with ID are free.

Gates open a 5:30 with warmups at 7:30. Racing will begin at 8:00.

The following week May 11 will be regular show consisting of Modifieds, Sportsman, Roadrunner and Street Stocks with the Vintage cars as an added bonus.

Looking ahead to May 18th, the first of two appearances will take place at the speedway for the USAC East Coast Wingless Sprint Cars along with Midgets, Roadrunners and Street Stocks.